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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:19 pm 
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A month of following the McDougall diet and I've gained 2 pounds :x
Not enough protein, all carbs, and I felt weak & dizzy often (signs of hypoglycemia)

Now I'm going to try the SOY ZONE by Barry Sears. It is relatively high protein and low calorie.

The long time struggle with weight continues :roll:

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Wow... before I went vegan... I had a lot of symptoms of hypoglycemia. That explains my mood swings and violent tendencies...


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bunnylalu wrote:
A month of following the McDougall diet and I've gained 2 pounds :x
Not enough protein, all carbs, and I felt weak & dizzy often (signs of hypoglycemia)

Now I'm going to try the SOY ZONE by Barry Sears. It is relatively high protein and low calorie.

The long time struggle with weight continues :roll:


Bummer that you haven't been seeing results. Are you losing fat and gaining muscle? Even if that was the case though there should be some decrease after a month. I hope the new diet works out for you. Keep up the great training and stay motivated. And if you need us to give you a push to get you moving, we'll be right here for you! ;)


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SiNa94 wrote:
Wow... before I went vegan... I had a lot of symptoms of hypoglycemia. That explains my mood swings and violent tendencies...


I heard that the best remedy is freshly ground flax seeds. There was a study done on people in prison regarding their lack of omega - 3 and omega-6 in their diet - highly correlated with mood swings and violence - risky behaviors. I think I have that article somewhere if you'd like to read it.

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[quote="markc7] Bummer that you haven't been seeing results. Are you losing fat and gaining muscle? Even if that was the case though there should be some decrease after a month. I hope the new diet works out for you. Keep up the great training and stay motivated. And if you need us to give you a push to get you moving, we'll be right here for you! ;)[/quote]

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You guys are the best!!

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Tue 3/13: Cardio 2 miles
Back/Shoulders/Biceps
Seated DB Press: 15#x8; 15#x4; 12#x7
Seated BB Military Press: b+20#x5; x4; x4
Standing EZ BB rows: b=10#x12; x12; x12
Standing DB curls: 12#x11; 10#x9; 8#x9
Standing Hammer curls: 12#x7;10#x6; 8#x7
Reverse grip cable pull downs: 30#x20; 50#x9; 50#x7
1-arm DB rows: 15#10; x9; x10
1-arm curls on preachers bench: 10#x9; x7; x10
Seated v-bar pull downs: 40#x15; x12

Wed 3/14: sick day

Thur 3/15: cardio 2 miles
Abs/Chest/Triceps
leg lifts: 20; 7
crunches: 50; 50
bicycles: 20; 20; 20
Push ups: 10, 7, 5
Incline BB bench press: bar=20#x15; x8; x7
Flat benech DB Flyes 12#x12; x7; 10#x9
Decline bench DB press: 12#x10; 10#x12; x11
Cable machine push downs 20#x12; x10, x8
Bench Dips: 10, 10, 8
EZ bar close grip bench presses bar+10#x6; bar+5#x12; x11
bench DB Kickbacks 8#x10; x8; x6

Fri 3/16: Cardio 2 miles

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Did a great workout 3/20. Compound Super Sets:
Seated Row 40#:15,12,12 with Reverse grip cable pull downs 40#:15,12,12
Standing v-bar pull downs@ 45' angle 40#: 12, 12,12 with standing dumbbell curls 12#: 9, 10#: 8, 8# 8
1-arm dumbbell rows 15#: 12,10,10 with standing hammer curls 8#: 10,10,6
Dumbbell preadher curls 12#:10, 10#:10, 9 with Standing EZ bar curls bar+5#:8,7,7

Then got an infection that took a few days to get over. Then my husband accepted a job - we will be moving to Medford Oregon at the end of April. I suspect my workouts will be rather haphazard over the next few weeks - but I will do my best to stay on track.

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Wow, sounds like a big change! Hope the move goes well, and that you can keep up with some physical activity in the mean time.


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Wow, sounds like a big change! Hope the move goes well, and that you can keep up with some physical activity in the mean time.


Thank you Mark!

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3/31: cardio 2 miles

4/2: cardio 2 miles
Compound supersets:
bicycles: 20,20,20 with crunches: 50,30,50
Smith Squats bar+20#: 12, 12, 12 with bench step-ups: 12, 12, 10
Seated leg extensions 30#: 12,11,12 with Lying Leg curls 25#:11, 20#10,12
Glute body raises:12,12,12 with Dumbbell lunges 8#:12, 12, 7 with 1 leg standing calf: 15,18,18

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4/3: bicycle 8 miles, walking the dogs 2 miles
4/4: cardio 2 miles
4/5: cardio 2 miles

UPPER BODY WORKOUT & STRETCHING
4/6: prep walls for painting (spackling, sanding, taping)
4/7: more wall prep
4/8: painting walls
4/9: painting walls

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I got my Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength plus The Complete Book of Core Training in the mail - both are FABULOUS. REALLY, REALLY FABULOUS.

I'm still working on getting the house ready to sell - 4 more days before it goes on the market - April 18 - then the movers will be here on the 23 to start packing. Then we leave Dallas on the 29. This move is really messing with my workouts - plus I'm eating lots of comfort food and not losing weight. Still, I am going to finish this contest - and then probably sign up for the next one!!!

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Glad you like the books! Sounds like you're pretty busy with the move but still keeping up with some workouts. Once stuff settles down again I'm sure you'll get back into it just fine.


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We made it to Medford on Saturday, May 5 around 5 pm. My left side had been hurting a little all day, and when we got here the pain escalated from a 5 to a 10 in less than 30 minutes so I went to the emergency room. I had a kidney stone! What a way to arrive at our new town. I had it blasted with sound waves on Thursday and finally yesterday, Mothers Day, I feel fully recovered. Truly it was the most excruciating experience I've ever had! Much worse than child birth!

So now we are staying in a motel until our house in Dallas sells so we can move into our house in Medford. I have my bicycle and two sets of weights, 15# and 10# to work out with.

My eating has been crazy since I found out we were moving and I have gained around 10 lbs :( Right now I am just working on doing what I can until we are more settled and I can develop a routine/diet that works for me.

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bunnylalu wrote:
We made it to Medford on Saturday, May 5 around 5 pm. My left side had been hurting a little all day, and when we got here the pain escalated from a 5 to a 10 in less than 30 minutes so I went to the emergency room. I had a kidney stone! What a way to arrive at our new town. I had it blasted with sound waves on Thursday and finally yesterday, Mothers Day, I feel fully recovered. Truly it was the most excruciating experience I've ever had! Much worse than child birth!


Oh, so sorry to hear! I'm glad you are recovering, and hope you get settled soon. Moving can be tough....I know I was a Navy brat and it seemed like we moved about every 18 months. So when I became and adult, I moved a lot too. Home is where my "stuff" was. :lol:


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